My favorite new board game of the year

King's Forge

I’ve been thinking long and hard about this one, and I’ve decided that King’s Forge is my favorite new game of the year.

There. I’ve said it. I can’t take it back now. And, no, it’s not just because it has “Forge” in the title.

You see, to be honest, I’m rather embarrassed by this decision, since King’s Forge is a lighter game full of dice and randomnessContinue Reading

Is it fun?

I like to play Flash games. There are a lot of great gems out there made by people with great ideas and a bit of programming knowledge. We live in an age where people have the power to create whatever they want. And, sure, there’s a lot of amateur garbage out there, but there’s another sideContinue ReadingContinue Reading

The best video games of the year

Okay, I just want to say up-front that I’m not really qualified to declare a “best video game” of the year, but I did it last year, so, heck, let’s do it again. The truth is that I have played exactly 2 video games that were released this year: The Legend of Grimrock 2 andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Deck-building as one mechanic among many

Looking back on my post from last week, I hope I didn’t sound too arrogant, like the game I’m working on is going to be the best board game in the world because I’m a super-genius. Honestly, I just think that any self-respecting game designer should be wary of sitting down and designing a deck-builderContinue ReadingContinue Reading

The mitigation of randomness

Ah, randomness – my mortal enemy. Way back since the days of Settlers of Catan, you’ve been mucking up my games, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory and all that. Yes, my hatred of randomness has already been discussed at length, but to sum up: randomness takes control of the game away from theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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